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Producing high-quality, Standards-based educational materials since 1993, Renown Publishing continues to create new and exciting classroom readers and teacher guides. Our "Courage in History" series of intermediate-level historical fiction allows students to read about real youngsters involved in major historical events in United States history. Example books in this series include: Explorer Courage, Pilgrim Courage, Aztec Courage, Esselen & Spanish Courage, and Patriot Courage. We have also explored a new educational approach with our multi-level classic readers, each containing two or more versions of the same story, but at different reading levels. Now you can purchase one book and cover the readability levels of most or all of your students! Our list of titles include Anna Setheyll's Black Beauty, and Jack London's Stories of Ships and the Sea. Teacher guides that include student activities and assessments are available for a large majority of our books.

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  • Courage of the 49ers: Teacher Guide (eBook) cover

    Courage of the 49ers: Teacher Guide (eBook)

    Renown Publishing
    24 Pages, Grades 3 - 5
    Was: $2.95 (USD)
    Now: $2.80  Add to cart

     

    Courage of the 49ers: Teacher Guide (eBook)

    This Teacher Guide for Courage of the 49ers provides teachers with lesson plan ideas, individual chapter vocabulary lists, suggestions for teaching vocabulary, crossword puzzles and word search. Also included is a list of weblinks for teacher and student reference of the California Gold Rush.


     
  • Pilgrim Courage: Settling the Plymouth Colony (eBook and MP3 Bundle) cover

    Pilgrim Courage: Settling the Plymouth Colony (eBook and ...

    Renown Publishing
    124 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $14.90 (USD)
    Now: $14.15  Add to cart

     

    Pilgrim Courage: Settling the Plymouth Colony (eBook and MP3 Bundle)

    Young William Hawkins and his father Henry, join Giles and Constance Hopkins and other Pilgrim settlers in their courageous voyage across the Atlantic. You will hear how this dedicated group of adventures struggled to survive in a harsh new land, against all odds. Learn how William, Giles and Constance make new friends among the local Native Americans and experience fantastic adventures in the wilderness of the "New World." This book is part of the "Courage in History" Series.


     
  • Black Beauty: Young Reader's Edition (eBook and MP3 Bundle) cover

    Black Beauty: Young Reader's Edition (eBook and MP3 ...

    Renown Publishing
    173 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $14.90 (USD)
    Now: $14.15  Add to cart

     

    Black Beauty: Young Reader's Edition (eBook and MP3 Bundle)

    An exciting new concept: three stories in one book! Anna Sewell's timeless classic Black Beauty is a "must read" experience for all children. This multi-level reader (eBook and accompanying audio book) story line. Look for other multi-level versions of the classics from Renown Publishing.Students reading thiswill allow students in Grades 3-8 to enjoy this wonderful story, without the more difficult vocabulary of the full original publication. There are three (3) distinct versions for your students to enjoy (based on the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Scale): Story 1 is written at a 3.6 grade level; Story 2 is written at a 4.5 grade level; and Story 3 is written at a 5.9 grade level. This one book will allow you to offer Black Beauty to a greater number of students in your classroom, without having to purchase additional versions.


     
  • Chumash Courage (eBook and MP3 Bundle) cover

    Chumash Courage (eBook and MP3 Bundle)

    Renown Publishing
    39 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $14.90 (USD)
    Now: $14.15  Add to cart

     

    Chumash Courage (eBook and MP3 Bundle)

    The California Indian period is an important era in the history of California. Native Americans living in the state built rich, diverse cultures and social traditions. Students reading this eBook and listening to the accompanying audio book will learn about the everyday life experiences of Chumash children, a tribe of southern California. They will learn how Indians hunted, fished and traded with Indians from other regions.


     
  • Courage of the 49ers: A Story of the California Gold Rush cover

    Courage of the 49ers: A Story of the ...

    Renown Publishing
    154 Pages, Grades 3 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Courage of the 49ers: A Story of the California Gold Rush

    It is the summer of 1849 and the California Gold Rush is on! Along with thousands of excited gold seekers, twelve-year old Lena Brown and her family have just arrived in Sacramento. Follow Lena as she meets some of the key figures in early California history, including John Sutter, James Marshall and Pierson B. Reading. You will learn about life in Old Sacramento and the wild new gold boomtowns of Coloma, Nevada City and Shasta.As the adventure begins, Lena makes new friends like William Boils, who recently lost both of his parents. William introduces Lena to Cho Ming-Wun, a Chinese boy. Lena also meets Joshua Smith, known as "Jumpin' Josh" to his friends. Josh teaches Lena how to pan for gold. Finally, see how Lena learns about Native Americans and their life during the Gold Rush, as she visits a Wintu village.


     
  • Lives of the Early Presidents: As Told in One Syllable Words cover

    Lives of the Early Presidents: As Told in ...

    Renown Publishing
    133 Pages, Grades 5 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Lives of the Early Presidents: As Told in One Syllable Words

    Lives of the Early Presidents provides young readers with short stories of the lives of the presidents from George Washington through Abraham Lincoln. The main text is laid out in words of one syllable or segmented in multi-syllable words. Readers get extra help with the meaning of more challenging words through the use of page footnotes. Each story provides a brief look into the childhood of each president, as well as a summary of their work as president. Illustrations are included to give the reader a feel for the life and times of each president.


     
  • Aztec Courage: The Conquest of Mexico cover

    Aztec Courage: The Conquest of Mexico

    Renown Publishing
    133 Pages, Grades 5 - 8
    Was: $6.95 (USD)
    Now: $6.60  Add to cart

     

    Aztec Courage: The Conquest of Mexico

    Join the expedition of explorer, Hernando Cortez and meet Diego Orteguilla, a 14-year old Spanish boy who signs on to sail from Cuba to the land of Mexico. Rumors abound of strange animals, exotic plants and a beautiful, whitewashed city surrounded by water.You will see Diego and the Spanish soldiers fight their first battle in Mexico and learn of the great Aztec empire and the king who rules this empire, Montezuma. Diego meets two young Aztec nobles, Tonacoatl, a prince of Tlacopan, and the brash, Cacamatzin - a prince of Texcoco. Diego also learns about Aztec life through his contact with Chiameca, sister of Tonacoatl.The saga unfolds with Cortez' far-reaching decision to burn his ships, the only means of escape, and march inland to meet the mighty Montezuma and see the Aztec capital city of Tenochtitlan. Many adventures await the reader as you witness the gigantic clash of cultures and ideas.How will it end? Who will win - the Aztecs, defending their land, or the Spanish conquerors?Author Al Rocca, is Faculty Advisor for the CalStateTeach program at California State University, Monterey Bay. He is the author of numerous books and articles including a children’s series of historical fiction.


     
  • Black Beauty: Multi-Level Reader (3 Stories) cover

    Black Beauty: Multi-Level Reader (3 Stories)

    Renown Publishing
    174 Pages, Grades 3 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Black Beauty: Multi-Level Reader (3 Stories)

    An exciting new concept: three stories in one book!Anna Sewell's timeless classic Black Beauty is a "must read" experience for all children. This multi-level reader will allow students in Grades 3-8 to enjoy this wonderful story, without the more difficult vocabulary of the full original publication. There are three (3) distinct versions for your students to enjoy (based on the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Scale):Story 1 is written at a 3.6 grade levelStory 2 is written at a 4.5 grade levelStory 3 is written at a 5.9 grade level This one book will allow you to offer Black Beauty to a greater number of students in your classroom, without having to purchase additional versions. Some students enjoy reading two or more versions to see the expanded vocabulary and story line. Look for other multi-level versions of the classics from Renown Publishing."


     
  • Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before 1492 (Personalized Student Reader) cover

    Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before ...

    Renown Publishing
    56 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before 1492 (Personalized Student Reader)

    The California Indian period is an important era in the history of California. Native Americans living in the state built rich, diverse cultures and social traditions. Students reading this book will learn about the everyday life experiences of Chumash children, a tribe of southern California. They will learn how Indians hunted, fished and traded with Indians from other regions. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version of can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.


     
  • Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before 1492 (Digital Screen Reader) cover

    Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before ...

    Renown Publishing
    39 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before 1492 (Digital Screen Reader)

    The California Indian period is an important era in the history of California. Native Americans living in the state built rich, diverse cultures and social traditions. Students reading this book will learn about the everyday life experiences of Chumash children, a tribe of southern California. They will learn how Indians hunted, fished and traded with Indians from other regions. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version of can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.


     
  • Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before 1492 (Teacher Guide) cover

    Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before ...

    Renown Publishing
    17 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $2.95 (USD)
    Now: $2.80  Add to cart

     

    Chumash Courage: A Story of California Indians Before 1492 (Teacher Guide)

    The California Indian period is an important era in the history of California. Native Americans living in the state built rich, diverse cultures and social traditions. Students reading this book will learn about the everyday life experiences of Chumash children, a tribe of southern California. They will learn how Indians hunted, fished and traded with Indians from other regions. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version of can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.


     
  • Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Personalized Student Reader) cover

    Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Personalized Student ...

    Renown Publishing
    60 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Personalized Student Reader)

    Through the fictitious character, Rodrigo DeSilva interacting with two "real" Native American children, Kahulpana and Loliki, your students will learn what life was like at a California mission: San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission). Students will also be excited to read about the 1818 privateer raid on the Presidio and town of Monterey. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. The Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.


     
  • Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Digital Screen Reader) cover

    Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Digital Screen ...

    Renown Publishing
    130 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Digital Screen Reader)

    Through the fictitious character, Rodrigo DeSilva interacting with two "real" Native American children, Kahulpana and Loliki, your students will learn what life was like at a California mission: San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission). Students will also be excited to read about the 1818 privateer raid on the Presidio and town of Monterey. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. The Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.


     
  • Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Teacher Guide) cover

    Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Teacher Guide)

    Renown Publishing
    20 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $2.95 (USD)
    Now: $2.80  Add to cart

     

    Esselen and Spanish Courage: California Missions (Teacher Guide)

    Through the fictitious character, Rodrigo DeSilva interacting with two "real" Native American children, Kahulpana and Loliki, your students will learn what life was like at a California mission: San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo (Carmel Mission). Students will also be excited to read about the 1818 privateer raid on the Presidio and town of Monterey. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. The Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.


     
  • The Story of the Three Little Pigs (Non Violent Version) cover

    The Story of the Three Little Pigs (Non ...

    Renown Publishing
    20 Pages, Grades K - 3
    Was: $1.95 (USD)
    Now: $1.85  Add to cart

     

    The Story of the Three Little Pigs (Non Violent Version)

    The classic story of the Three Little Pigs is told in a newly adapted Non-violent version. Children read the interesting story and learn the importance of building their house and their "life" on a strong, firm foundation. Colorful illustrations help visualize the adventures of the three little pigs: Pinky, Curly, and Sam.


     
  • Pilgrim Courage (Personalized Student Reader) cover

    Pilgrim Courage (Personalized Student Reader)

    Renown Publishing
    80 Pages, Grades 4 - 8
    Was: $4.95 (USD)
    Now: $4.70  Add to cart

     

    Pilgrim Courage (Personalized Student Reader)

    Through the fictitious character, William Hawkins interacting with two "real" Pilgrim children, Giles and Constance Hopkins, your students will learn why the Pilgrims wanted to come to America and of their adventures on the Mayflower and in the wilds of New England. There are two distinct versions for your students to enjoy. The Digital Screen Reader allows students to read the story via PDF on a computer screen. This version has a color cover and large print. The alternative version, the Personalized Student Reader, is an exciting new concept designed to get quality reading material directly into the hands of every student. Teachers using this version of Pilgrim Courage can print a full class set of readers and have the students make them into booklets (including binding). The student illustrates the cover with their own drawing. Then students read the story and do activities. When completed, the students take the book home! The Teacher Guide provides complete instructions on how to print and compile the Personalized Student Reader. It also contains lesson plans with activities for each chapter, as well as vocabulary worksheets for both the Digital Screen Reader and the Personalized Student Reader.